Denmark: Muslim majority in local board cancels decades-old Christmas tradition, finances Eid party with 10,000 USD
The final remark about a "lack of tolerance and inclusiveness from the new majority" is probably the most important. Translated by Nicolai Sennels, dr.dk "Muslims cancel Christmas celebration in housing area":
The housing area Egedalsvange in Kokkedal, Denmark, will not have a Christmas tree with lights this year. A small Muslim majority in the Egedalsvange Board has refused to spend money on the Christmas tree a few days after a big Eid celebration....
For decades it has been a tradition to have a Christmas tree with lights in the area between the buildings throughout the month of December. But now a majority in the Chamber Board refused to spend the approximately 1,000 dollars that a Christmas tree with lights costs.
The decision has attracted much attention since it was made three days after a big Islamic Eid party in Egedalsvange. A mobile play ground, bungee jumping and a climbing wall was rented to make the Muslim celebration attractive for children and adults, and this event the Board had agreed to finance with appr. 10,000 dollars.
Although the small majority in the Chamber Board of Directors was democratically elected at the general meeting in September, the new course has surprised many. It is a sign of a lack of tolerance and inclusiveness from the new majority in the fund's board of directors, says one person from the Egedalsvange, where many refuse to talk to the media.